ENR Midwest's recent list of the region's Top Project Starts suggests that projects begun in 2011 were products of a very particular time – large-scale apartment dwellings to address rising foreclosure rates, voter-sanctioned casinos to contend with rising unemployment rates, hospitals and clinics to offset rising health care costs, and public works projects to quell rising concern over the region's aging infrastructure.

Now we've heard from the design firms that helped shape these and other projects. While we won't be disclosing financial results from our annual survey of Midwest design firms until they appear in the May 21st edition of ENR Midwest, suffice it to say that many firms confronted harsher business conditions in 2011 than they anticipated, the result of a stalling economy in the latter half of the year.

Nevertheless, some firms managed to increase their revenues last year, even as others fell short due to the ebb and flow of activity among sectors. More about that in the May 21st edition of ENR Midwest. In the meantime, what follows is an alphabetical list of the region's Top 75 design firms for 2011, as measured by their revenues for the year.


Affiliated Engineers Inc.

Alfred Benesch & Company

American Structurepoint Inc.

Anderson Mikos Architects Ltd.



Ayres Associates

Beam, Longest and Neff LLC

Bernardin Lochmueller & Associates Inc.

BLDD Architects Inc.

Bray Associates Architects

BSA LifeStructures


Clark Dietz Inc.

Collins Engineers Inc.

Crawford, Murphy & Tilly Inc.

Design Organization Inc.

DLA Architects Ltd.

DLR Group

DLZ Corp.

Donohue & Associates

Eckenhoff Saunders Architects

Engberg Anderson Inc.

ESD (Environmental Systems Design Inc.)

exp Global Inc.

Fanning/Howey Associates Inc.

FGM Architects Inc.

Forum Studio Inc.

Goettsch Partners Inc.


Gray Design Group

Greeley and Hansen

Hanson Professional Services Inc.

Harley Ellis Devereaux


Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum Inc.

Henneman Engineering Inc.

HGA Architects and Engineers

HNTB Corp.

Homer L. Chastain & Associates LLP

H.W. Lochner Inc.

KJWW Engineering Consultants

Legat Architects Inc.

McDonough Associates Inc.


Mead & Hunt Inc.


Parsons Brinckerhoff

Patrick Engineering Inc.

PCI Skanska

Perkins Eastman

Perkins+Will Inc.

Potter Lawson Inc.

Reynolds, Smith and Hills Inc.

RJN Group Inc.

Ross & Baruzzini Inc.

Schmidt Associates Inc.

Shive-Hattery Inc.

Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Stanley Consultants


STR Partners LLC

Strand Associates Inc.


Terracon Consultants Inc.

Thornton Tomasetti Inc.

TR,i Architects

VOA Associates Inc.

Walker Parking Consultants

Wight & Co.

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

Woolpert Inc.

Zachry Holdings Inc.

Zimmerman Architectural Studios